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Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently gave a speech about the future of Google to a crowd of surfers and texters.  The talk covered several topics from dealing with governments such as China to the future of Google.  Here's a snippet:


"Just weeks after Google announced iGoogle, a new name for its personalized home page with gadgets that tell Google about users for individualized service, Schmidt indicated Google would become much more personal in the future.

"You can imagine in 10 years, Google will say, "Good morning Eric! You're late already, but, Eric, you're always late."

Friedman said the Internet makes it difficult for politicians to escape their mistakes, and few of today's candidates would be able to run for office had they grown up in this era of cell phone camera ubiquity. Schmidt joked that people should be able to change their names after their teen years are behind them."

While the speech covered many topics, the discussion of the future seemed limited.  That's not to say there wasn't anything interesting about the future, indeed perhaps the most interesting topic that was discussed was the fact that Google is becoming something of a living history record for the people and events of our time.  Perhaps future generations will change the old saying "history is written by the victor" to "history is online at Google the second it happens."